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Boka Records HQ – Mix Vol.5 (BOKAHQ005)

Posted in Mixes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by Boka Records

It’s time for a long-overdue installment of the Boka HQ mix series. Stepping up is mr Squarewave, upcoming London producer whos single ‘Snitch / Dirty Game’ is out now on Boka Records’ digital series [TANK] BUY HERE.

Boka HQ did a brief interview with the man Squarewave as an introduction to this producer/DJ:

BOKA: So, Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about how you started out in music?
SW: Im born and bred in East London. Been into music from an early age as my dad was a Punjabi singer songwriter and put out a few records. I also used to hear my older cousins playing Dreamscape tape packs in their cars all the time so thats how I got into Jungle. From there I just immersed myself into collecting records, listening to the pirates and going out to raves. It was after going to a night called Eastern Drum and Breaks at Herbal in Shoreditch, that I hooked up with Nasha Records and started producing with them. We put out a few dubstep and dnb records as Nasha Experience over the past couple years. Now I’m working more on my own productions.

BOKA: You started up your own label ‘New World Audio’ tell us a little bit about the label and your motivation behind starting it up…
SW: The label has its second release in July, a 4 track ep. I started it to put out music by myself, my brother Sukh Knight and my friend Shandy. I felt that we had a lot of quality music that needed to get out there for people to hear.


Squarewave

BOKA: What’s the London scene like right now from your perspective, what sort of vibe are you really feeling at the moment?
SW: I am very proud to be born and living in East London. The creativity levels are very high, be it music, art, design or fashion. I’m enjoying the nightlife as these days you can hear a range of tempos and flavas all in one room. One of my favourite parties is a promotion called Ergh, who do monthly nights at Cable.
Musically, at the moment I’m really into the hip hop kinda stuff that Kromestar and Jay 5ive are releasing, and also the tribal flavas that Morphy and Raiden are coming out with. But I still listen to a lot of classic US Hip hop and a lot of dnb jungle – Calibre, Dillinja and Full Cycle.

BOKA: What are your Top 5 tracks right now?
SW:
1. Kromestar & The Real McKoy – Let Go – dub
2. Marc Rapson – The Kalimba – Futuristica Music
3. Morphy – Black Velvet – Voodoo Music
4. Kromestar – Don’t Make Sense – dub
5. Squarewave, Sukh Knight and Mr. K – Tribesman – New World Audio

BOKA: What are you Top 5 tracks of all time?
SW:
1. Digital – Deadline
2. Bad Company – The Nine
3. Three Six Mafia – Sippin on some Syrup
4. Bill Withers – Lovely Day
5. Wu Tang Clan – Uzi

BOKA: Obviously glad to have you release a record on Boka, what else have you got lined up in the future?
SW: I’m working on more of my own dubstep productions for both Boka and New World Audio. There’s a vocal track completed with Doctor, and collabs with Shandy and Nuphlo from Studio Rockers on the go. Also, I’ve completed two dnb tracks that will be out on Hazardous Muzik. Besides that, I’m looking forward to Outlook Festival in September and then I’ll be in India early 2012.

Tracklist:
1. Squarewave – Makes You Think – DUBPLATE
2. Squarewave – Dirty Game – BOKA RECORDS [TANK2]
3. Sukh Knight – Shankle – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
4. Squarewave – Snitch – BOKA RECORDS [TANK2]
5. Shandy – Synthy – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
6. Kromestar & Dark Tantrums – Circles – DUBPLATE
7. Sukh Knight – Hands Up – DUBPLATE
8. Squarewave, Sukh Knight & Mr. K – Tribesman – NEW WORLD AUDIO 002
9. Dark Tantrums – Moon Ships – GET DARKER
10. Sukh Knight – Untitled – DUBPLATE
11. Tunnidge – 7 Breaths – CHESTPLATE
12. Sukh Knight – Slang Like This (Kromestar VIP) – DUBPLATE
13. Mensah, Sukh Knight & Squarewave – Quad Bikes – HENCH
14. Kromestar – Straight Error – DUBPLATE
15. Shandy – Jump Up – DUBPLATE
16. Pixel Fist – Titans – BOKA RECORDS [TANK1]
17. Ashburner – Gutter – KRAKEN
18. Reggae Roast – Righteous (RSD Remix)

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Squarewave – Snitch / Dirty Game [TANK2] out now on Boka Records initially via the Boka Beatport store: http://t.co/AvocQTT

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Von D – Daydreaming LP Sampler OUT NOW

Posted in release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by Boka Records

[BOKA035] Von D – Daydreaming LP Sampler
a) Von D Ft. Foreign Beggars & Spyda – Maximum Boost
aa) Von D – E-von

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Jayglo – Wiseau Funk EP [BOKA034]

Posted in release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by Boka Records

It’s out now! In fact it’s been out since the 14th March, but what with being so busy with the imminent Von D album (more news on that soon…..) we just haven’t given it the obligatory blog post, so here goes……Don’t you dare sleep on this one…

BOKA034
Jayglo
a) Jayglo – Wiseau Funk
aa) Jayglo & Wil Blaze – Glo Worm
03) Jayglo – Where [Digital Exclusive]

Download: boomkat.com/downloads/380678-jayglo-wiseau-funk-glo-worm
Vinyl: boomkat.com/vinyl/389213-jayglo-wiseau-funk-glo-worm

Supported by Skism, 16bit, Skream, Mistajam (Radio1), Roska, Diplo, Akira Kiteshi etc.
Jayglo has also recorded a cheeky mix for you to stream via soundcloud, you can nab/listen here:

soundcloud.com/jayglo/jayglo-infectious-pr-mix

Watch out for more Jayglo shizzle coming soon….this boy gunna blow uuuuuup!

soundcloud.com/jayglo | twitter.com/Jayglo27

Boka Dubstep – Rewind Vol.1 [BOKADIGILP01]

Posted in Mixes, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by Boka Records

Released Monday 21st February will be the first in a series of infrequent Boka compilations containing some of the notable tracks released on the label in last year or so.
It will intially only be available via iTunes for the special recession-busting price of £4.49.

Hit the image below and you will be taken to iTunes where you can pre-order the item so it will download automatically for you on the day of release (21st Feb).

We’ve posted a mini-mix to celebrate the release via Soundcloud, head here to listen:
http://soundcloud.com/boka

In other news, Jayglo‘s “Wiseau Funk EP” will be released on March 14th, and I’m also proud to announce that Von D‘s debut album “Daydreaming” will also be released on Boka in late April/May.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bokarecords and Twitter: www.twitter.com/bokarecords to keep with the label news!

Skinnz – Keep it Gutta / Euphorbia [BOKA033]

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Boka Records

NOW SHIPPING!

Skinnz – Keep It Gutta / Euphorbia [BOKA033]
Released on 12″ Yellow Transparent Vinyl – LTD to 500 copies worldwide
Buy Vinyl
: http://bit.ly/cAuA88
Buy Digital: http://bit.ly/gAOIXr

BOKA033
Skinnz

a) Keep it Gutta
aa) Euphorbia

Audio Link:
Skinnz – Keep It Gutta [BOKA033] *Forthcoming*
by boka

Boomkat review:
Skinnz aka Baobinga comes correct with two crafty swingers for Boka, pressed on transparent ear-waxy-yellow vinyl. ‘Keep It Gutta’ dips into the Night Slugs slipstream with a heat-sealed fusion of delirious synthline excesses and percussive syncopation. ‘Euphorbia’ comes on sweet and fresh on the flipside, serving sea-sick swing rhythms and swirling, slightly discordant synths to wicked effect. Tipped to fans of Girl Unit, Bok Bok, or Mosca“.

Exclusive Skinnz mix and interview now live on Kmag:
http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/skinnz-guest-mix

Broken Note “Zound” now available on Beatport: http://beatport.com/s/r1gGHf

Broken Note – Zound [BOKA032]

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by Boka Records

Released on 1st November 2010 is Broken Note’s dancefloor devastator ‘Zound’, initially available will be 150 special limited edition 12″ hand-stamped white labels with a free sticker!

Buy here: http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=BOKA032
Or here: http://beatport.com/s/r1gGHf

Broken Note – “Zound” [Exclusive Preview – BOKA032] by boka

Full artwork finished copies and the digital release will be available in the first week of December, date to be confirmed asap.

Youtube hype video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV9s4MFvjjc

Support from Chasing Shadows, 16bit, Vista, Akira Kiteshi and more….

BOKA033 – Skinnz – Keep It Gutta / Euphorbia will be up next, late November release.

Boka label page on Beatport

Posted in developments, release news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Boka Records

The Boka Records label page on Beatport has now gone live, a convenient place for y’all to buy Boka Records MP3’s/WAV’s.

The direct link to access the page is here: https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/label/detail/8948/boka_records

BOKA031 – Matt-U & Riskotheque – Guillotine Growl / Double Blind is for sale right now.

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Watch out for BOKAHQ005, the 5th in the series of Boka HQ mixes coming very soon…